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Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy & EMDR Meltdowns are common in young children of a certain age. But did you know that meltdowns and emotional outbursts are even more common among children who struggle with attachment issues and traumatic pasts? Many parents — and even some mental health professionals — are uninformed about ...

Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children & Adolescents When violence erupts, children and adolescents especially suffer. According to clinician and author Linda Chapman, the statistics published by the Children’s Defense Fund in 2012 and Centers for Disease Control in 2006 and 2011 are staggering. Each year, an overwhelming number of teens and young ...

Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change When you can’t put a particularly unsettling feeling into words or have trouble getting to the meat of a problem, try feeling it in your body. That’s the advice of Ann Weiser Cornell, a Ph.D. in linguistics who works as a teacher of and author ...

Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren't Being Fooled It would be hard not to judge Blind to Betrayal by its cover. Readers could be forgiven for thinking it’s a how-to book on catching unfaithful spouses. But while there are several stories of infidelity, what’s most pressing to authors Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell ...

The Trauma of Everyday Life How many times have you heard someone say, That was the straw that broke the camel’s back? We can try to rally to face big obstacles, but sometimes the day-to-day “little things” add up until, finally, one of those small things overcomes us. Then, it ...

Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma “Tapping resources” has a second meaning in EMDR therapy. In Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, you literally tap them in — maybe on your knees, maybe on your shoulders. The movement is sometimes called “installing resources,” but as author Laurel Parnell states, installing “can sound ...

Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse Tales of sibling rivalry are common: Marcia and Jan Brady, Cain and Abel, Ray and Robert Barone. But how often do we hear stories of sibling abuse? The darkness and fear that is encapsulated in Nancy Kilgore’s memoir Girl in the Water goes beyond what many readers ...

Book Review: Full Circle Anyone who has seen a homeless person, who has wondered why welfare exists, who has struggled to understand why another person is acting the way they do should read Jane Hersey’s Full Circle. This is a book on understanding. It shows that there’s a lot ...

Behind the Mask: Adolescents in Hiding Adolescents often struggle with intense emotional situations, yet find themselves unsure of how to process it all. In Behind the Mask: Adolescents in Hiding, Dennis Rozema explains that the way a teenager deals with pain either facilitates emotional wellness or creates a mask for them to ...

Thirty Days With My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that many soldiers suffer from after serving in a war. We don’t often heard about the children of those soldiers suffering from the same condition. However, growing up with a parent battling flashbacks, rages, suicidal tendencies, and ...

The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families In order for a traumatized child to heal, that child must be able to form a lasting, loving relationship with an older caregiver. Though this concept sounds intuitively valid, attachment therapy, a developing field based on the idea that the most fundamental need of a ...

Blind Devotion: Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction It would have been easy for Sharlene Prinsen to portray herself as a heroic martyr, or else as an innocent, one-dimensional victim. Yet in the memoir that centers on her marriage to a combat veteran suffering from depression, addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and self-harm, she ...

Before The World Intruded: Conquering The Past And Creating The Future Michele Rosenthal’s memoir, Before The World Intruded, is the story of her struggle with a life-threatening illness and the trauma it created. Rosenthal shares her battle with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), leading us from her diagnosis at age 13 through 24 subsequent years of psychological repercussions. Rosenthal ...

The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders In “The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders,” J. Gayle Beck and Denise M. Sloan collaborate with a group of world-class experts to address the current research and clinical knowledge concerning traumatic stress disorders. Oxford Handbooks offer up-to-date, critical reviews of original research by leading figures ...

Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents by William Steel and Cathy A. Malchiodi is a powerful and user-friendly book aimed at educating clinicians in their work with child and adolescent trauma survivors. This comprehensive book covers topics such as assessment, self-regulation, relationship improvement and trauma ...

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